Indianapolis Colts Drew Ogletree was arrested in Indiana on Friday and charged with two felonies in connection to domestic violence
According to police reports Drew Ogletree and another adult were in an altercation where the NFL player slammed the other person to the ground. The other person, who has not been identified, admitted to police that they attempted to slap Ogletree before they were slammed to the ground. The incident became worse as it was done in front of a minor child
Drew Ogletree would be charged with domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old and domestic violence resulting in moderate bodily injury
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Drew Ogletree was arrested on Friday in Indiana on two felony charges.
The second-year player faces charges of domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old and domestic violence resulting in moderate bodily injury, Avon police said.
The incident occurred on December 26 when officers were called to respond to a report of a fight between two adults, according to FOX 59. Ogletree was reportedly detained at the scene, and a victim was transferred to the hospital.
A warrant was issued for his arrest on Thursday, and he turned himself in to authorities the next day.
“We are aware of the disturbing allegations involving Drew Ogletree,” the Colts said in a statement. “The team takes these matters seriously. We have notified the NFL and are in the process of gathering more information. We will have no further comment at this time.”
The 25-year-old is accused of body slamming the victim onto the ground, FOX 59 reported, citing a probable cause affidavit. Ogletree reportedly told police that the victim had tried to smack him before he pushed the victim to the ground. The victim told police they tried to smack Ogletree, the station reported.
Ogletree is in his second season with the Colts. The 2022 sixth-round draft pick made his NFL debut in September.
He has played in 12 games this season, recording nine catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns.
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Drew Ogletree was arrested in Hendricks County, Indiana, on Friday on allegations of domestic violence.
Ogletree, a 2022 sixth-round pick, was arrested by deputies and charged with two level six felonies: domestic violence committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old and domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, according to state records.
A level six felony carries a penalty of up to 2½ years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Ogletree was arrested at 3:42 p.m. Friday, according to records, and had not been released as of Friday evening. The Colts acknowledged the situation in a statement released Friday night.
“We are aware of the disturbing allegations involving Drew Ogletree,” it read. “The team takes these matters seriously. We have notified the NFL and are in the process of gathering more information. We will have no further comment at this time.”
According to the Avon, Indiana, police department, the arrest stemmed from an incident on Tuesday evening. Officers were dispatched to a residence to address a domestic disturbance between Ogletree and a woman.
The first officer on the scene wrote in a probable cause affidavit provided to ESPN that the woman was discovered in an upstairs bedroom in pain. The woman told police that Ogletree “body slammed” her to the ground during an argument. An ambulance was called and the woman was transported to the hospital, police said.
The confrontation, according to the affidavit, happened while Ogletree’s young son was in the home. After further investigation, an arrest warrant was issued Thursday and Ogletree turned himself in to the Hendricks County Jail on Friday.
The Colts, who are in the thick of the AFC playoff race, play the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday in a key game for their postseason hopes. It’s unclear whether Ogletree will be eligible to play.
The second-year tight end spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve but has returned in 2023 to play in 12 games, catching nine passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns.